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of reports, there is disagreement between the u.s.a. and japan over how dangerous the nuclear leak situation really is. the u.s. military has ordered military personnel to be 50 miles away from the leaking reactors. japan is an 18-mile warning zone. and the obama administration is sending private planes into japan to evacuate americans if they want to leave. now, in public, both governments say they are in synch with each other. some in the media dispute that. >> the obama administration and the government clearly isn't trusting what's come out of the japanese government and taking upon itself to warn american citizen what is to do in japan. >> the tokyo electric power company tepco is preaching calm that catastrophic radiation leak can be averted. but they have said that before. >> bill: that private concern is a tokyo electric power company or tepco, the fourth largest power company in the world. in 2002, five tepco executives were force god resign for falsifying nuclear plant safety records. in 2003, all 17 japanese nuke plants were shut down for a time because of false safety reports. in
: a significant development today at the u.s. state department. peter crowley resigning after controversial comments he made about the pentagon treatment in the wikileaks case. james you covered this story. was eight long time in coming? >> reporter: it was in the sense it was well known that p.j. crowley, well-liked as he may have been did not enjoy the confidence of secretary of state clinton. his comments in the past few days about private first class manning in which crowley suggested that the treatment of him has been stupid and counterproductive, comments he made before a very small group of people at harvard university in which a blogger was present. those comments were just one in a number of similar kinds of incidents. there was an episode back in the egyptian revolution when he was responding to the first set of moves by hosni mubarak in which he appointed a vice president and prime minister. he tweeted the next morning that mubarak can't unleash the deck and it was not appreciated by the white house. this is the kind of thing that cost p.j. his job. >> jamie: he obviously dealt a
the president is being hypocritical because several union workers have negotiating program. we'll analyze. u.s. warships are going to the libyan coast and liberal wants troops to go into that country, wow! >> you borrow my brain for five seconds, can't handle it. >> bill: is it wrong for the media to exploit charlie sheen. does he have a strong legal case against cbs. >> wow, did what does that mean. by winning? >> bill: caution you are about to enter the no-spin zone. factor begins right now. >> bill: thanks for watching us tonight. the drama in wisconsin is still no winner, that is the subject of the talking points memo. americans are caught up in important conflict, cost cutting versus union benefits. 37% of americans favor cutting pay for public union employees but 56% oppose that. the "new york times" headlines reads majority in poll back employees in public sector. but the poll is misleading because 20% of the responds say they are from union households. if you subtract them, those that favor cutting benefits win the poll. wow, "new york times" -- however according to new poll, 42% want
with keep our dear friend in japan in your thoughts and prayers. that is the u.s. military in hawaii. we work closely with them on a number of stories. they put those thoughts and prayers out to close allies in japan, you can guarantee a plan is being put in place to help with search and rescue and support of any type. the good news is all of our elements, installations and men and women are accounted for in japan, which means they can go forward and be very aggressive in helping our allies as they deal with this horrible tragedy. god forbid they have to help us too depending on what happens in hawaii or the west coast in the u.s. >> it is a minute past the top of the hour, probably time to update folks who are tuning in. a powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast of japan sweeping away cars, homes and people. widespread fires are burning along the coastline. there's a report that at least 17 or dead, but surely that number will go up and it will go up considerably, shaourg into the hundreds. the magnitude 8.9 quake was foll
the u.s.a., the far left is once again turned on the president. let's check in with lewis farrakhan who is criticizing barack obama. >> now, i warn my brother don't you let these wicked demons move new a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in africa and throughout the world. why don't you organize a group of respected americans and ask for a meeting with qaddafi? you you can't order him to step down and get out. who the hell do you think you are? >> bill: well, i believe he is the president of the united states. the country in which you reside minister farrakhan. and then there is ralph nader. >> why don't we say what's on the minds of many legal experts is that the obama administration is committing war crimes and if bush should have been impeached obama should be impeached. >> bill: please, war crimes? hey, ralph, tell that to the families of the dead americans blown out of the sky over scotland by qaddafi agents. then there is angst on the right as well. >> we have intervened in a tribal society in a civil war. we is taken sides in a civil war on behalf o
% don't know. rasmussen shows 48% say the u.s.a. should leaf the libyan situation alone. 34% get more involved. again, more confusion, the question is will the libyan action help or hurt president obama in his re-election bid? with us now our barack and hard place duo alan colmes and monica crowley. everything from now on we should tell the folks is primed toward the election because we are pretty much there. will it help or hurt president obama? >> it largely depends on how this military action turns out, bill. if it has a relatively successful conclusion, if qaddafi steps down if it's relatively bloodless, if the president is willing to keep the coalition of the willing on board and get some sort of transitional interrim government and peaceful and not muslim brotherhood if it doesn't slip into being a al qaeda safe haven. it will help him. all signs look like it's not going to play out that way. >> bill: i don't see it that way. i don't know what's going to happen. i don't see armageddon ahead for the u.s.a. obama is never going to put ground troops in there under any circumstance.
the credibility because of the discrepancy between what the u.s. is saying and what the japanese government is saying. >> is the japanese government shooting straight on the nuke radiation threat? we have comprehensive analysis. >> i am so relieved we had this emergency session so we finally get these guys off my radio. >> juan: a democratic congressman getting a little hysterical over the prospect of defunding npr. we'll show you his shocking outburst on the house floor. >> kudos to you. >> juan: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> juan: hi, i'm juan williams in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. no talking points memo but lots of big, big stories. in a moment we will bring you update on the nuclear radiation threat in japan. but we start tonight in libya after weeks of dithering the united nations finally authorized a no-fly zone just last night. but that didn't stop colonel muammar qaddafi. today as his forces bombarded the rebel held city of misurata with tanks and heavy artillery. killing 25. including several little girls.
. is that the uber liberal anthony weiner talking? we will report on possible hypocrisy on the left. >> u.s. interests can't just mean validating some kind of post american theory of intervention. >> bill: governor palin hammering mr. obama on his leadership. we will take a hard look at that. >> ♪ on the road again. ♪ i just can't wait to get on the road again. >> bill: once ginsenger willie nelson could get away with the marijuana charge. this time the situation is truly bizarre ♪ i can't wait to get on the road again. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: no matter what side you are on, the fog coming from the far left is staggering. listen to anthony weiner the liberal congressman from new york. >> we are a great, powerful country. what's the value of being a powerful country if we are not going to step in against tyrants slaughtering their people. that's the point the president made tonight. >> bill: are you kidding me? what about the iraq war? just five days ago congressman weiner says he regrets voting in favor of it eve
's explanation is logical. you may not agree with it but mr. obama can defend his position. if the u.s.a. is indeed an exceptional nation. and we can save lives without harming our country, we should. strong argument and talking points agrees with it. there is a valid criticism of mr. obama, however, in that he it not lead in this matter. if he feels so strongly about stopping qaddafi from killing people, he could have acted quicker and more decisively. he did not. that doesn't mean it was wrong to seek u.n. approval or world consensus. that is the smart thing to do. mr. obama was not publicly aggressive in doing that he laid back. i want the united states to be seen throughout the world as a noble country. that knows right from wrong. and will protect innocent people if it can. the president seems to want that as well but he is not loud enough about it. the speech tonight was good, but it should have been given earlier and with more passion. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. let's see if fox news chief political analyst brit hume agrees. he joins us from washington.
a great week and we'll see you next fox news sunday. >>> tonight. a congressman on the u.s. sanctions, arab league approved. nato guided and grossly unconstitutional libyan war. how much will the president war of choice cost american taxpayers. then a thorn in the side of u.s. military. anthony schaffer says there is shocking things happening in libya that the white house is not telling us. horrific events in japan are still unfolding. now, new the fears as the nation raises money to rebuild. interest rates in america could soar. stewart varney on being in debt even to our allies. >> they won't be in a position to lend us anymore. >> all that and freedom fighters charles payne, camile foster, now they want to tax how much you drive. can the government get any more desperate? it would never even think of stirring taxes if the lawmakers would follow these basic principles. pooh people are entitled to the government safe in the confines of the constitution. the constitution was written to keep the government off people's back. freedom watch, revolution continues now! >>> the cost of war.
. the presidential election of 2012 will be about the economy and leadership, signature issues and the "u.s.a. today." just 52% of americans now believe president obama is a strong and decisive leader. that is down 21 points since he took office. 47% of americans say the president is not a strong leader. new rasmussen poll out today says 23% of likely voters rate the response to libya add good or excellent. 30% giving him poor marks. there is no question president t obama's leadership is in question but why? if you analyze independent americans you see a common theme emerging. many ideological people simply do thought know what mr. obama thinks of his country. dolls he believe we have an exceptional nation as he said the other night? or does he think we have an unjust society? certainly obama care and other liberal programs he champions are designed to redistribute wealth to those who have not prospered in our capitalistic system. how does mr. obama really see america? now, i can't answer that question with any certainty. the issue first came up with the reverend wright controversy. mr. obama's long
about in 2010 there were 14 near misses at reactor sites in the u.s. alone those could be major issues and relatively minor. they were considered near misses and two of them were security breaches. which is, you know, it's classified exactly what happened. but the fact is that you never hear about the near misses. you only hear about when something happens. >> juan: you think the japanese government has been lying? >> i don't know. it's very difficult to say. is tepco pulling a bp and saying hey, it's really not as bad as we said? >> juan: that's tokyo electric power. >> yeah. are they pulling the same thing we saw last year with the bp oil spill? it's fine, it's fine, it's fine. it's telling that the u.s. military came and said hey we would like to clear a 50-mile radius off of this. u.s. experts both international and u.s. nuclear experts came in and said that i mean, that's very telling. >> juan: richard, what do you say to that? this is a signal this is the end of nuclear power in the world. it's just too dangerous. it might be a small chance of a problem, but if there is a problem
. >> bill: you are also saying that the u.s.a. ornate toe should bomb their antiaircraft batteries? >> you need to bomb the antiaircraft battery as a precondition or as part of establish ago no-fly zone. you don't want to put your own aircraft in peril. that's one of the first things you go is go in and knock out the antiaircraft batteries. senator mccain says are antiquated anyway and should not be too hard to neutralize. at that point you begin your combat air patrols to keep libyan military planes from attacking the resurgents. >> bill: as soon as we start bombing anything, qaddafi will trot out the dead babies and look at america killing the libyan children. you know that's going to happen. and around the arab world, it's just not worked out well for the u.s.a. even when we try to do good things as we did in the first gulf war, removing saddam from kuwait. it just never works out in the arab world. >> that's because. >> bill: use it against us. >> i know. but the people that hate us and would use -- who would hold that against us are going to hate us and hold it against us anyway. the
in the quake zone in the u.s.a., that's all, two? >> at least two. i would have to look at the map a lot more closely at least two. >> bill: the ones on the east coast. they are rare on the east coast but not impossible. >> not impossible. >> bill: are they along the lines of the japanese or are the newer ones more stable to withstand this kind of stuff. >> oldest nuclear plant in the u.s. is indian point here on the hudson river. 8% of the nation's population lives within 50 miles of indian point. indian point is a very old plant there have been problems there before. so, while it's not in a seismic, in an active seismic vons, there are issues with the u.s. nuclear plants. >> are you confident that they could -- these plants in the u.s.a. could survive a terrorist attack or a calamity of nature that -- like we are seeing in japan? >> well, terrorists did use the hudson river as a navigational tool on their way to downtown manhattan. >> bill: if a plane crashed into that plant hudson would it withstand. >> it's more complicated than that the domes are thick and quite fortified there are also
that president obama is a strong commander. >> according to rasmussen 45% of americans do not believe the u.s.. should get in a conflict for humidity obligations alone. this goes to american exceptionalism. my newspaper column talked about the u.s.a. as a noble nation. for decades we have tried to do the right thing around the world. now we're nearly bankrupt. clearly we request not take wars on like iraq. but an american president should be able to persuade the nation that confronting evil is a worthy endeavor. it's not all about us. if we can save lives without damaging our own country we should do so. but president obama has not been able to make that case. so far his main focus is shifting the humanitarian responsibilities on to other countries. that is okay. we need all the allies we can get but if america is an exceptional countries our leaders have to have that mind set. does president obama? you make the call. that is memo. now for the top story, let's bring in two generals to analyze whether president obama is doing the job as commander in chief. joining us is paul eaton, spent 30 ye
and hates all of america and the u.s. military. america is doomed. >> bill: these loons believe they are protesting because the united states does not persecute gay people. they believe god is punishing america. and these vial idiots are happy that our soldiers are coming home dead. enter snyder who's son was killed in iraq. mr. snyder sued the church for emotional distress and initially won $11 million from a jury. judges overturned the verdict, even making mr. snyder pay court costs. and today the snyder family received the ultimate insult. the vicious westboro crew won in the supreme court. kind of shocking. writing for the majority chief justice john roberts said, quote. as a nation we have chosen to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate. unquote. noble in theory. what about the rights plaintiff snyder and his family to bury their son in peace. the lone dissenter was justice samuel alito said quote our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this
funerals and other places. >> god hates america and all of the u.s.a. america is doomed. >> bill: these loons believe they are protesting because the united states does not persecute gay people. they believe god is punishing america. enter albert snyder a lances corporal that was killed. they initially won $11 million from a jury but judges overturned the verdict even making them to pay court costs, today the snyder family received the ultimate insult. vicious westboro crew won in the supreme court. writing for john roberts said, quote, as i nation we have chose to protect hurtful speech to ensure that we do not stifle public debate, unquote. noble in theory but what about the rights of the family to bury their son in piece. alito said our profound commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case. talking points believe that the justice is correct and the supreme court needs to think about what is really happening in the world. internet, anonymous sociopaths can smear anyone they want. we all know people make millions o
hitting the u.s.a. >> bernie, explain how this is going to effect us. >> well, in the united states divlong is going to be a big impact at all. >> bernie. >> here we go, nancy, huh? >> yeah. here we go. that's what you said. >> it not head to the united states. >> that's what you said last anytime. >> i'm going to continue to say it, nancy. this is not damaging radiation in the united states. >> bill: all right, clearly miss grace not buying that and the state emergency in l.a. was for the waves that hit crescent city and other coastal sounds not for the radiation. is laura ingraham about radiation as well? she joins us now from washington. now, the reason i'm doing this segment at all libyan situation in a moment. proud of the way covered the japanese nuke thing. did not thip and go into the land of speculation. cnn did, quite frankly, it paid off for cnn. they have now passed msnbc and the prime time ratings they have done very, very well running around are we all going to be mutants. miss grace believes that california going to be zombies. >> cnn should be concerned about the rat
'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. money in america. big week in the u.s.a. federal government might be shut down and prounion demonstrators are refusing to leave the wisconsin capitol building. of course, all things about money and whenever money is involved with anything bad things can happen. so let's walk through it. most important issue for the country right now is president obama's budget for 2012. it stands at almost $4 trillion with a 1.1 trillion short fall that simply cannot happen. the president knows this. he simply cannot spending at the rate is he proposing. so it must be a bargaining situation. the republicans aren't in any mood for horse trading over the budget. they want deep cuts and if they don't get them, they could shut the government down by friday. at this point, talking points believes a compromise will be reached. in madison, wisconsin, the chaos has reached a breaking point. democratic senators are still out of the state, so the next move is up to governor walker. will he begin laying off state workers? and all over the country union supporters are gre
? >> now, some in the media are panicking about possible radiation from japan. coming to the u.s.a. we will take a look at that also tonight, dennis miller on libya. bill maher calls sarah palin another nativity i can't man -- nasty name. and john travolta wants you to be safe. >> this is your captain speaking. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. would you stand by and watch someone be murdered? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know, i'm a simple man. i break down the news in very basic terms. so, let's do that with libya. we begin with the quote the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. that is certainly true, don't you think? evil wins if it's not confronted and history proves it. libya we know that qaddafi is evil. is he a terrorist, he murders people. we also know that some brave rebels finally moved against him. because of rebels are not well-armed or organized, qaddafi's mercenaries are able
economy. we have problems getting our stuff into japan and china. i'm not seeing a big impacten 00 u.s. economy. >> i think that is probably correct. although some of our steel companies will benefit. there is apparently limited insurance company exposure to restoring and replacing that which is damaged. >> bill: have their own insurance. >> at that level. an insular economy isn't in this respect. it is a trading economy. they export to the world. and much of the world is dependent on japanese products. >> bill: all right. let's go to wisconsin. walker says the governor of wisconsin says, look, i had to break the union, and he did. let's be honest. >> he broke it. >> bill: because i had to get costs under control so that i can then rebuild the state's economic picture to the tune of 250,000 jobs. how do you create jobs by breaking the union? >> well, we're going to find out more in his state of the state message which will be next tuesday. what he is alluding to. i have talked with some of the folks there in madison, wisconsin. what he is alluding to is stripping away collective bargai
not pleased that jeb bush appeared with president obama and megyn kelly on whether it's legal for the u.s.a. to help the libyan rebels. caution, you are about to enter the the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. governor walker wins in wisconsin. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. last night the wisconsin state senate voted to limit the bargaining power of the public unions in that state. they did this using a procedure that allowed the vote, despite the absence of democratic senators who fled the state to avoid the union vote. almost immediately some of those senators said the vote last night was undemocratic. is that hypocrisy? you make the call. anyway, the wisconsin public unions are now diminished and there is mayhem in madison. [shouting] [chanting. [let us in. ♪ solidarity forever ♪ for the union makes us strong. >> bill: talking points believes sequence like those will not help the union cause. idaho the legislature there took away bargaining rights from the teacher's union.
to try to make a point that some muslims are being terrorized in the u.s.a. the "times" has an obligation, an obligation to vet its op ed pages. as you know that newspaper is now at war with the fox news channel. so that explains their journalist der rick's. dare election. the hearings could be worthy. the professor agrees with me. top story tonight joining me from washington is the iraq bar ahmed teaches islamic studies at the university. professor, do you think you owe me an apology. >> bill, you mayo me one because i was brought up by some wonderful catholic priests that taught me at my boarding school in pakistan. one thing they drummed into us was never say anything that would be painful or hurtful to anyone who thinks something is sacred. and i think that's a lesson i learned in life. so even comparing or hinting at the koran, which is a sacred book for millions and millions of muslims to this vial evil book mein kampf written by that evil man was hurtful and upsetting. i'm glad you corrected the record. i'm glad you didn't compare the koran to mein kampf i will accept your apology.
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